Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., Th.D., is presently Professor Emerita of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology. A Dominican sister, she completed doctoral studies with the Canadian Jesuits at Regis College at the University of Toronto School of Theology in 1986. She was co-recipient of the first Jean-Marc Laporte Scholarship Award for academic excellence, and the first woman to complete a theological doctorate at Regis College. She is the author of Foundations of Spirituality: The Human and the Holy and Religious Love in Bernard Lonergan as Hermeneutical and Transcultural. She serves on the Board of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Board of the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology.
Praise for Carla Mae Streeter
“Her great skills as a communicator enable her to uncover why people are interested in thinking and talking about God. She provides questioning and commitment, substance and sensitivity, profundity and poetry, clarifications and illustrations.” – Louis Roy, O.P., Professor of Theology, Dominican University College in Ottawa
“As a teacher and author Sr Carla Mae’s mystical sensibility and unbridled imagination makes her vision of the Christian story consistently fresh, invigorating, bold and faithful.” – Fr. David Caron, O.P., President of Aquinas Institute
“Sister Carla Mae Streeter, OP, S.T.L., Th.D is the quintessential Systematic Professor of Theology. She embodies the rigor, scholasticism, and passion necessary to impart systematics to graduate students in any program of theological study.” – Donna M. Branca, MSW, ACSW, BCD, LCSW
Fr. John Cecero, a Jesuit priest and clinical psychologist, is provincial of the USA Jesuits Northeast Province. For 15 years, he was an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Fordham University, where he also served as Rector of the Jesuit Community and Director of the Center for Spirituality and Mental Health at Fordham. After receiving a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University, he completed an internship at the Boston Veterans Affairs Hospital and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse treatments at Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry.
Fr. Cecero researches personality assessment and the role of spirituality in mental health. He published Praying through Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Freedom (Resurrection Press, 2002). Fr. Cecero maintains a part-time clinical practice, in which he sees individuals and couples for outpatient psychotherapy.